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Old 05-17-12, 10:14 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

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I have a friend who's always been into "extreme" activities. The one thing he'd not been able to do was go skydiving. He decided to make it happen when he turned 40. This guy was married and had three kids at the time.

To make a long story short, the guy is fine but the day of the jump his main chute didn't open and his secondary chute wouldn't open either. By the time he got the second chute to open he had completely shit himself.

Hilarious!
Your friend is full of shit. You made it clear this was his first jump...they don't let you solo jump your first time. You have to do a bunch of tandem jumps with an instructor, pass a class, etc before you can jump solo. I speak from experience.
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Old 05-17-12, 10:32 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

Originally Posted by madcougar View Post
I have a friend who's always been into "extreme" activities. The one thing he'd not been able to do was go skydiving. He decided to make it happen when he turned 40. This guy was married and had three kids at the time.

To make a long story short, the guy is fine but the day of the jump his main chute didn't open and his secondary chute wouldn't open either. By the time he got the second chute to open he had completely shit himself.

Hilarious!
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Your friend is full of shit. You made it clear this was his first jump...they don't let you solo jump your first time. You have to do a bunch of tandem jumps with an instructor, pass a class, etc before you can jump solo. I speak from experience.
Oh the irony
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Old 05-17-12, 10:40 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

So is he full of shit or not?
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Old 05-17-12, 10:41 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

He was until the second chute didn't open, then he wasn't. Keep up.
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Old 05-17-12, 11:19 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

My first jump was solo not tandem. Of course there was also a jumpmaster yelling get out of my aircraft and 60 or so of us in the C130.
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

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I will bankroll it if we can guarantee Jules Whitfield and Buttmunker die at the summit.
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Your friend is full of shit. You made it clear this was his first jump...they don't let you solo jump your first time. You have to do a bunch of tandem jumps with an instructor, pass a class, etc before you can jump solo. I speak from experience.
What?! We have to tell the truth on DVDTalk now? That changes everything...
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

Let's get an expedition of about 6 of us and give it a shot!
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Old 05-17-12, 12:08 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

I am ashamed to admit that when i first read this thread title i thought it said "Mount Rushmore" and before opening thought "who keeps killing people by Abe Lincoln's Head?"
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Old 05-17-12, 12:23 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

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I am ashamed to admit that when i first read this thread title i thought it said "Mount Rushmore" and before opening thought "who keeps killing people by Abe Lincoln's Head?"
^ZOMG Michael Bay just optioned that idea for a film. (why is he raping my grandfathers childhood?!)
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Old 05-17-12, 03:54 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Your friend is full of shit. You made it clear this was his first jump...they don't let you solo jump your first time. You have to do a bunch of tandem jumps with an instructor, pass a class, etc before you can jump solo. I speak from experience.
I did Accelerated Freefall my first time. After a few hours of ground training, two instructors jumped with me and stayed with me for the freefall portion, but I was completely solo after deployment. But I know that a lot of dropzones don't offer that option and require the tandem method.
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Old 05-17-12, 06:49 PM
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Can we get back to talking about climbing instead of falling? Damn!
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Old 05-18-12, 04:44 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

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I will bankroll it if we can guarantee Jules Whitfield and Buttmunker die at the summit.
You should put your money towards something that wouldn't make you so annoyed by someone who posts here. I hear Battleship just opened. You can sit down and not think for two hours. Yay!
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Old 05-18-12, 05:10 PM
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You should put your money towards something that wouldn't make you so annoyed by someone who posts here. I hear Battleship just opened. You can sit down and not think for two hours. Yay!
That's gold Jules, GOLD!!!

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Old 05-18-12, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
I am ashamed to admit that when i first read this thread title i thought it said "Mount Rushmore"...
Though the same thing...
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Old 05-18-12, 08:39 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

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My first jump was solo not tandem. Of course there was also a jumpmaster yelling get out of my aircraft and 60 or so of us in the C130.

So was mine.
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Old 05-18-12, 08:46 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

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If you have a 3.6% chance of dying on any climb, and each climb is independent of all others, then if the number of climbs that you make = C, then your odds of dying at some point during those C climbs = (1 - (0.964 ^ C)) * 100
But why would the climbs be independent of each other? Say you successfully summit. Then by definition, you would increase the overall percentage of successful summits, and thus lower the overall odds of death. If you're with a team, then those numbers would assist with lowering that statistic (even if it is by a minuscule amount). Unless we're saying the average remains the same if it's the case that other teams both fail and summit according to the 3.6% statistic, but I would expect that number to fluctuate anyway.

Like someone else pointed out, you would also gain experience and knowledge so that can would necessitate non-independent trials.
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Old 05-18-12, 09:10 PM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

I've seen "jackets" that actually turn into a cushion ball (with you in the center of it) when deployed if you fall. Pretty cool. Of course, we'd have people falling on purpose...
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

Tamae Watanabe, 73, smashes own record as oldest woman to climb Mount Everest

Updated 1:10 a.m. ET Saturday: Tamae Watanabe, who on May 16, 2002 at the age of 63 years became the oldest woman to climb Mount Everest, smashed her own record on Saturday, reaching the peak of the world's highest mountain at the age of 73, Kyodo news service reported.

Watanabe, a retired office worker, is a veteran climber who has also conquered Mount McKinley, North America's highest mountain, and other top peaks around the world.

She launched her ascent from the Tibetan north side of the mountain, according to EverestNews, which reported she would attempt to reach the peak on Friday.

Watanabe, whose climb to the summit was delayed twice due to erratic weather high on the mountain, was in a "good state of health" after getting to the top, Mainichi Daily News reported. She began the last push to the peak late Friday after weather had eased and reached her goal Saturday morning.

Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal is the oldest man to reach the top of Everest at the age of 76 years, 340 days.
That's pretty damn awesome. She must be in great shape for her age.
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Old 05-21-12, 05:29 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05...#ixzz1vTwJfW7o

the bad news? Everest claims 3 more lives.

the good news? 3 more quality landmarks to help aid you to the summit!
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Old 05-21-12, 09:40 AM
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the bad news? Everest claims 3 more lives.

the good news? 3 more quality landmarks to help aid you to the summit!
I guess new maps have to be printed to include those 3 markers.
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Old 05-21-12, 10:24 AM
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Tamae Watanabe, 73, smashes own record as oldest woman to climb Mount Everest



That's pretty damn awesome. She must be in great shape for her age.
Um, no, she must be in great shape for any age. Everest isn't just going for a hike.
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Old 05-21-12, 11:16 AM
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Re: Dead Bodies on Mount Everest

So when that skydiver shit his pants, was the shit that he shit in his pants regular everyday shit, or all the other shit that he was full of?
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Old 05-21-12, 11:23 AM
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Everest isn't just going for a hike.
Sure it is.

I haven't been, but I'm in pretty good shape, I'm sure I could get to the summit in a day or two, pitch a tent and jog back down the next afternoon.
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Don't forget to pack some bologna sandwiches or something.
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Jogging back down is for those without imagination. I prefer tumbling.
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